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Update 07/12/16

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has today published the Serious Case Review Overview Report on Family HJ which can be found on the following page:

https://herefordshiresafeguardingboards.org.uk/herefordshire-safeguarding-children-board/for-professionals/serious-case-reviews/

Tackling CSE Conference 27th April 2016

HSCB held a multi agency conference on 27th April at the Hereford Academy, which over 100 frontline practitioners attended.  The key note speakers were Dr Peter Unwin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, spoke about the perceptions of CSE in a Rural County , and Lorin LaFave (pictured below), mother of 14 year old  Surrey school boy, Breck Bednar, who was groomed and murdered by an online predator. Lorin gave a very powerful talk out about Breck's tragic death to raise awareness of the dangers online. Her speech was also filmed by a Channel 5 production company for a series of documentaries which was shown in June/July 2016 titled "Kids that Kill".

Delegates had the choice of  two workshops from the list below, to assist learning in order to keep the children we work with safe from sexual exploitation. 

  • Local Pathways and Tools – Children’s Social Care
  • Sexting/E-Safety -  West Mercia & Warwickshire Police
  • UK Child Trafficking -  Mike Hand, National Human Trafficking Expert
  • Understanding Consent – West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse and CSE–  Addaction

For further information on Child Sexual Exploitation, please visit  our CSE page.

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